IMPHAL, Nov 3: The month of January marks the dawn of one of the most eagerly awaited events of the festive season, the NE Festival at the scenic town of Senapati. The ball was set rolling for the upcoming Barak Festival on Wednesday with a meeting of eminent personalities and the organisers of the event.
The festival is organised every year by ‘The Youth Initiative Foundation’ at Senapati and is scheduled in Jan 2011 this time. The foundation which plays an active role in promoting cultural and youth events in the region, has the unwavering support of the district administration and the security forces.
In four years since its inception, the NE Festival has attracted the youth from North East India and has provided them with a platform to demonstrate their vibrant talent in local music, traditional dance; as also tap the budding beauties of mystic East. Being an apt platform to foster superior inter societal amity and enhanced cultural harmony amongst the various tribes and people of North East India, security forces have been assisting in organising of this event. This time it is tentatively scheduled on 19-20 Jan 2011, the first day of the event will be the cultural programmes and tribal dances followed by a rock concert and beauty pageant on the second day. The contest carries a first prize of Rs One Lac for the winner of the beauty pageant and various other prizes attracting promising talent from all states of the North East.
A get-together was organised to get maximum eminent personalities of Manipur on a common platform with the organisers of the event with a promise to join hands for a successful conduct of the event showcasing strong bonds of diverse ethnicities of the entire region.